Monday, February 18

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Women-only ride-hailing services not on the map for the future, report says

A UCLA researcher said women-only ride-hailing services may make ride-hailing safer for women, but may not be economically feasible. Christopher Tang, a distinguished professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, co-authored a report this month discussing the political and economic concerns associated with women-only ride-hailing services. Read more...

Photo: (Daily Bruin/Alice Lu)

(Daily Bruin/Alice Lu)

New sensors developed by UCLA researchers can be placed upon surgical tools to offer physical feedback during robotic surgery. Each one is no larger than a quarter. (Deepto Mizan/Daily Bruin)

Development of haptic sensors allows for physical feedback in robotic surgery

UCLA engineers developed a novel sensor that could add a sense of “touch” to robotic surgery. Robert Candler, an associate professor of electrical engineering, helped develop a haptic feedback sensor that, when placed on the tips of surgical instruments, would provide feedback on the various forces exerted on body tissues to better guide surgery. Read more...

Photo: New sensors developed by UCLA researchers can be placed upon surgical tools to offer physical feedback during robotic surgery. Each one is no larger than a quarter. (Deepto Mizan/Daily Bruin)

New sensors developed by UCLA researchers can be placed upon surgical tools to offer physical feedback during robotic surgery. Each one is no larger than a quarter. (Deepto Mizan/Daily Bruin)

Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and their implications. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Harvard professor lectures at UCLA on implications of subconscious biases

A Harvard Professor said everyone has implicit biases they may not even realize at an event Saturday. Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and the implications it has on those that society is biased against. Read more...

Photo: Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and their implications. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and their implications. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively. Many students said they are worried this will negatively affect the school’s diversity. (Daily Bruin file photo)

David Geffen School of Medicine raises admission standards, incites controversy

The medical school is raising admission standards for next year’s applicants. The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively, according to a policy proposal released by school of medicine faculty and students. Read more...

Photo: The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively. Many students said they are worried this will negatively affect the school’s diversity. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The David Geffen School of Medicine is raising its math and science GPA and MCAT cutoff scores to 3.4 and 512, respectively. Many students said they are worried this will negatively affect the school’s diversity. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA researchers developed a device able to detect parasites in blood with relative ease and at a low cost. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, a postdoctoral researcher and co-author of the study about the technology, said the low cost could make it more accessible in areas of Africa. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Researchers develop device allowing easier detection of parasites in blood

UCLA researchers have developed a device that detects the presence of certain parasites in blood or other bodily fluids. The device has the ability to detect small parasites, such as Trichomonas vaginalis, which can cause trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted disease. Read more...

Photo: UCLA researchers developed a device able to detect parasites in blood with relative ease and at a low cost. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, a postdoctoral researcher and co-author of the study about the technology, said the low cost could make it more accessible in areas of Africa. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA researchers developed a device able to detect parasites in blood with relative ease and at a low cost. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, a postdoctoral researcher and co-author of the study about the technology, said the low cost could make it more accessible in areas of Africa. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)



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